Katrīne Pļaviņa, LL.M., leads the firm’s regulatory practice. She thus advises on GDPR, public procurement, energy, state aid and environment matters.
Katrīne is the firm’s GDPR expert and helps finance, retail, transport and telecom companies attain GDPR compliance on the legal and IT levels. She regularly conducts data protection due diligence, in cooperation with IT auditors at Datakom and helps clients develop products involving biometric data and big data analysis. She also acts as an external data protection officer for finance companies.
As a procurement lawyer, Katrine helps companies win fair tenders. She also advises state owned companies and municipalities on how to procure the most competitive offer in a smooth procedure. Katrīne represents clients before Procurement Monitoring Bureau and courts. Katrīne sits at the drafting table of the newest procurement laws and helps to improve them as the Head of the Public Procurement Committee at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and expert for the European Commission.
2019 / Attorney at-law VILGERTS
2017 / Senior Associate, VILGERTS
2010 – 2016 / Associate, VILGERTS
2013 – 2014 / Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Brussels
2010 / Trainee, European Court of Human Rights Legal Division
2013 / Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (distinction, Dean’s list)
2011 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.
2009 / Utrecht University, Visiting student
2019 / European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement, Expert
2018 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2014 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2012 / Latvian Bar Association
2016 / Still no compromise in the draft procurement law, Dienas Bizness
2016 / Government presses for compromise / Dienas Bizness
2016 / Quarells over the new rules, Dienas Bizness